Converting CAD files for architectural modeling in Blender 3D

To start an architectural visualization project, the best option to speed up the modeling stage is to use a CAD file provided by your client or one designed by yourself. With a CAD file containing the technical drawings of the project, we can focus only on the modeling and not worry too much on precision […]

Free version of SketchUp with no support for DWG and DXF files

A lot of architectural visualization artists start their projects or studies in softwares like SketchUp, where they have a faster workflow to create shapes and try different compositions from all kinds of shapes for their projects. I know a lot of architects and offices that uses SketchUp as main tool to start a project, or […]

Free tutorials about 3d modeling for architectural visualization

The modeling process for architectural visualization is very different from projects dealing with organic shapes. With organic shapes we can focus in the approximated proportion of the model and organize the topology of the model to receive good deformations, when the model is animated. For models used in architectural visualization projects the focus is on […]

Blender 3D importing DWG files?

If you work with architectural visualization and 3d modeling with Blender, you probably have faced a problem like receive a full set of technical drawings from a client, in DWG format. And to be able to work and import it to Blender, a middle application like DoubleCAD or another have to be used converting everything […]

Free furniture models for architectural visualization projects

If there is something that really can help a project to be completed in schedule is a great set of furniture models to include in our architectural visualization projects. Last week I was browsing some web sites when I found another great set of free furniture models collection, which can be easily imported to Blender […]